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Sister Grimm

Thanks, Mckenzie, for the inspiration!

So, as some of you may know, I’ve been coordinating with my friend Sparrow on some story writing over at our blog called Two Be Named.  (It’s on my blogroll Homepages if you want to visit)

But what I haven’t said yet, is that I’ve been working on something of a fairytale.  It’s called “Come Along With Me”, and I have quite a bit of it written already.  There’s still a long way to go, but I’m hoping to finish it soon.  I got rather bogged down in the spot that I’m at now, and might change some of it to get the flow up and going again.  We’ll see. 

What I wanted to announce, though, is that I’m contemplating doing the NaNoWriMo this year.  It’s a daunting prospect, and I’m not sure if I’ve got what it takes to finish in time.  But, I’m getting more and more serious about it as the days go by. 

I think I might actually take the leap.

Now, I’m not looking at these stories that I’m publishing on the blogs to go anywhere, not really.  I’m writing them because they’re inside me.  And they’re most insistent on getting out.  I like getting feedback on the stuff I write, no lie, but I’m not looking (well, not too hard, anyway) towards getting published.  It’s fun for me, and something I love. 

Writing, though, is not like the photography, and the painting, the sculpting, and all the other artsy things I like to do.  Those I pick up, put down, leave to gather dust for years on end, and maybe, possibly pick up again.  Those are hobbies, just for me to do them, and then usually to give the results away.

What I’m contemplating with my writing now is this- if this latest story is a success, I may just tackle another old mythological story, and re-write it into a fairytale setting, switching Bullfinch’s Mythology to Brothers, or rather, Sister Grimm. 

Me - after a hard day's writing

 

And then, maybe, just maybe, move the stories forward in time again, to the present day, and then again, into the realm of Science Fiction.  Could be a cool concept.  Have to think about that further though.

*wanders off, scratching head*

**Added Later:  Ok, so I went ahead and joined up.  Crap.  Time for the nerves to set in now.***

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14 thoughts on “Sister Grimm

  1. I had never heard of NaMoWriMo. I’m so happy you shared this, sounds like a perfect way for me to get over my “nothingyoueverdoisgoodenough” side! But a month!!! That’s insane! I’m so going to share this with my writer friends, they will love it! I must attempt this daunting task!

    • This is going to be my first attempt at this, so I’m starting to get a little nervous – but I’m determined to at least try.

    • Aw, thanks! It’s a lot of words, in a short space of time, but I’m going to give it the ole “college try”. I see lots of caffeine in my future~!

  2. NaNoWriMo!!

    You’re a brave lady, Brea!! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

    I wish I had more time to spend writing stories. The Big Box Store is taking up too much time. Hopefully I’ll be a more faithful writer when I can work less. 😦

    • *sitting huddled in the corner* what did i do?

      😀 It’s terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. I just hope I have 50,000 words in my head!

  3. * Dances * Yay! You spelled my name right! Hahahaha. Thanks for the shout out. ALSO, *Dances some more * you signed up! Good for you. I signed up, too, thought I’m still hesitant. We can be buddies!

    • Sounds great! I’m nervous, don’t know if I’ll have the 1,000 plus words everyday, but as Bob is my witless, I aim to try! My username on the site is BreaAire, so if you’re lookin’, there I am!

      This may be just the push I need to really force myself to focus on writing, and stop being distracted!

  4. Do it, do it! I did it and I was really happy I did. It’s a really fun and great motivator!

    • LOL, I did do it, and it was a lot of fun! I’m still working on the novel, and will finish the first draft this year.

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